Today in Rock History is a music orientated segment where we would like to encourage readers to share their thoughts and tastes in music and discuss the various aspects of any music topic. This post is not limited to rock music. You are encouraged to bring anything music-related along that you would like to share, either by typing the name of a song and artist into the comments section or by sharing a youtube, Vimeo, Spotify or SoundCloud link. If you are unsure how to add a link, simply write the name of the song and the composer and someone may very well do it for you.

Music is a huge part of peoples lives even if we aren’t all music enthusiasts. Music is all around us in advertising, background noise in shops and on the streets. It’s inescapable when you have teenagers but for most of us, it is a huge part (if not a ritual) of our lives that we feel close to.

So kick back and enjoy Nechtan’s Today in Rock History playlist and see what new gems you discover.

Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1945, Rod Argent songwriter, singer and keyboardist with The Zombies and Argent.

Born today in 1948, Steve Hunter composer and session guitarist who has worked/recorded with many acts including Aerosmith, Lou Reed and Alice Cooper.

Born today in 1949, Alan White songwriter and drummer with Yes.

Born today in 1949, Jim Lea songwriter, bassist, keyboardist and violinist with Slade.

Born today in 1963, Chris DeGarmo songwriter and guitarist with Queensrÿche.

Today in 1975, America went to number 1 in the US with “Sister Golden Hair”

Today in 1980, Billy Joel went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Glass Houses”.

Today in 1986, Queen went to number 1 on the UK album chart with “A Kind Of Magic”.

Died today in 1995, singer, songwriter and guitarist Rory Gallagher aged 47.

Died today in 2009, Bob Bogle guitarist and bassist with The Ventures aged75. 

Died today in 2016, Henry McCullough singer and guitarist with Éire Apparent, The Grease Band, Spooky Tooth, Wings, solo and others aged 72.

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